Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station was put into use in 2010, after two years of construction. It is one of four main train stations in the city of Shanghai, as well as one of the most important high-speed train stations in China. Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station is just beside Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, about 20 kilometers (12.5 miles) from the city center and 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Shanghai Pudong Airport.
Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station serves most high-speed trains to and from the city of Shanghai. It is also the terminus for Shanghai-Beijing, Shanghai-Kunming, Shanghai-Hangzhou-Ningbo and Shanghai-Chengdu high-speed railways.
Ticket offices are located on the second floor, around the waiting lounge. There are 10 ticket offices with 154 manual ticket windows in total. Manual ticket windows provide service of ticket purchase and ticket collection. Several designated windows are specially for ticket change and cancellation. The No. 12 window is a comprehensive service counter, providing travel consulting and foreign currency exchange service.
There are also 80 automatic ticket machines. It is convenient for Chinese travelers buying and collecting tickets. Those machines sometimes cannot recognize ID documents other than Chinese ID cards, and only Chinese language is available. So for foreign travelers, it is recommended to purchase or collect tickets at the manual ticekt windows.
A large waiting lounge is located in the departure concourse on the second floor. It is open-planed and all travelers waiting in this lounge. With an area of 11,340 square meters, the waiting lounge can accommodate up to 10,000 travelers waiting for boarding at the same time.
The waiting lounge is connected to the boarding gates, which are located on both sides of the waiting lounge and lead you to the platforms. Train information will be shown on the LED screen above the each gate. There are 32 boarding gates in Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station. Each gate is equipped with automatic ticket-check machines and a manual check-in channel. Passengers who hold blue tickets can check in through automatic ticket machines. Passengers who hold red tickets need to check in through manual check-in channel.
The transfer hall is located on the first floor, connecting to the arrival concourse, providing convenience for travelers take their connection trains.
From the hall, a 10-minute walk to the east you can reach Terminal 2 of Hongqiao International Airport; a walk to the west you can reach the coach station. The transfer hall also links to subway platforms on the same floor, and there is a taxi stand and a city bus station available.
1. Go to the transfer hall on the first floor underground, then walk about 10 minutes to the Terminal 2 of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
2. Go to the subway platform on the first floor underground, then take Subway Line 10 to Terminal 1.
Option 1: Go to the subway platform on the first floor underground, then take Shanghai Subway Line 2 to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The whole trip takes about 1.5 hours.
Option 2: Take Shanghai Subway Line 2 to Longyang Road, then tranfer to Maglev to Shanghai Pudong International Airport. The whole trip takes about 1 hour.
Take Subway Line 2 to the station of Renmin Square, then take Line 1 to Shanghai South Railway Station. The whole trip takes about 50 minutes.
Take Shanghai Subway Line 10 to the station of Hongqiao Road, then take Line 3 or Line 4 to Shanghai Railway Station. The whole trip takes about 1.5 hours.
Take Shanghai Subway Line 2 directly from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Renmin Square, taking about half an hour.
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